✒ Celebrando Samhain

Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite All are on their rounds to-night,– In the wan moon’s silver ray Thrives their helter-skelter play. Fond of cellar, barn, or stack True unto the almanac, They present to credulous eyes Strange hobgoblin mysteries. Cabbage-stumps–straws wet with dew– Apple-skins, and chestnuts too, And a mirror for some lass Show what…